Santa Express Train Rides | Kids Out and About Jacksonville

Santa Express Train Rides

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 12/21/2019
All aboard the Santa Express in St. Marys, Georgia. Kids from 2 to 92 will love the celebration of Christmas on this enchanting holiday train November 30th, December 7th, 14th and 21st. Ride the rails to Santa Land where magic happens and Santa comes aboard with gifts for all the good little boys and girls. Entertainment all along the way. It’s the perfect way to launch your Christmas holiday. The Santa Express sells out early, so get your tickets NOW at All aboard!

Anything can happen on the Santa Express in St. Marys.  Santa Claus could perform magic. Frosty the Snowman could come alive. And it could even snow in South Georgia.

On November 30,  December  7, 14 and 21, the Santa Express departs four times a day,  taking passengers on a journey to Santa Land where the magic begins. Entertainment all along the way gets everyone into the holiday spirit. Then Santa comes aboard with gifts for all the good little boys and girls.

Children of all ages (from 2 to 92) will enjoy the storybook ride on the rails through woodlands and over marshlands.

“In previous years, the Santa Express trains filled up so fast we had to add an additional Saturday,” said Barbara Ryan, entertainment director for St. Marys Express.  “Of course, there’s always a happy ending and passengers really enjoy the interactive experience.”

Ryan expects an early sellout just like last year and hopes families will reserve their seats to avoid disappointment.

“For those who yearn for an old-fashioned family tradition holiday event, this is the ticket,” said Doug Vaught, Stationmaster and Narrator on the train. “Many of our families return each year to usher in their holidays by riding the Santa Express together.”

Adding to the excitement of Santa for the young and young at heart is the locomotive AT THE THROTTLE experience.  The AT THE THROTTLE experience gives rail fans an opportunity to actually run a diesel locomotive. Ryan said this is a “once in a lifetime” experience and makes a great Christmas present.

The Santa Express departs from Theatre by the Trax in St. Marys on November 30,  December  7, 14 and 21 at  10 am, noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm. Each ride lasts about an hour and a half and takes guests through scenic woodlands and marshlands to Santa Village where it makes the turnaround. Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for children. Children 2 and under ride free on laps. Get Santa Express tickets at or call 912-200-5235. People interested in the AT THE THROTTLE experience (which is $150 per person) and groups of ten or more should call 912-729-1103.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Theatre by the Trax
1000 Osborne Street
Saint Marys, GA, 31558
United States


Contact name: 
Barbara Ryan
The event has already taken place on this date: 
10 am, noon, 2 pm, 4 pm


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